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Blues take on league leaders

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Carlisle United will be looking to get back to winning ways tonight when they take on League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers at Brunton Park (7:45pm ko)

Manager Keith Curle says he's looking for a big reaction from his players after they slumped to a 4-1 home defeat to Blackpool on Saturday.

"Our changing room has been exposed and it is one of those - you need a reaction.

"There is no better way of looking forward to a reaction than when you are playing the top of the league and saying 'go on then this is what we are about."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager


Curle: "We're not going to be pressurised into losing our assets"

Keith Curle has said Carlisle United will "not be pressurised into losing our assets" following a rejected bid by Bradford City to secure Charlie Wyke.

The club were hoping to land United's leading striker, but Curle said they didn't offer what they feel is Wyke's value.

The Blues manager went on to confirm that although Bradford City were the only club to lodge an official offer, there are other clubs showing a strong interest.

Stranraer FC gets new manager

Stephen Farrell started his managerial duties today Credit: ITV Border

Stephen Farrell has been appointed as Stranraer Football Club's new manager.

He began his career as a manager at Cumnock Juniors in 2009, taking over from former Stranraer boss Campbell Money.

Farrell then went on to become assistant manager at Stair Park between December 2012 and May 2015 and played for the club during the 1994/95 season.

For the past year and a half, Farrell has been assisting Stevie Aitken at Dumbarton.

Farrell will be in the Dumbarton dugout for the visit of Queen of the South, before officially starting on Monday with Stranraer FC and` meeting the players on Tuesday evening at training.

Stranraer FC Manager leaves club

Brian Reid has left the club. Credit: ITV Border

Stranraer FC and manager Brian Reid parted company last night, 48 hours after the club plunged to the bottom of Division 1.

The club issued a statement late last night:

After a meeting and discussion this evening, Stranraer FC can announce that manager Brian Reid has left the club by mutual consent.

The club would like to thank Brian for all his endeavours over the past 20 months and wish him well for the future.

Brian expressed his gratitude to the club for the opportunity to take the manager's job and was disappointed that the team weren't able to build on last seasons run to the play-off final and wished Stranraer FC every success in the future."

– Club statement

In their last game on Saturday, Stranraer lost 1-0 to Stenhousemuir who leapfrogged them and the Blues are now at the bottom of the league.

The 46-year-old previously worked for Coventry City as a coach and before that he was manager at Conference side, Nuneaton Town which followed a spell in the Phillipines as Coach/Manager of Global FC and also the under 23 International side.

Reid also had a successful five years as manager of Ayr United where he took them to promotion twice and also to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup and the Semi Final of the League Cup in 2012.

During his playing career Reid was with numerous clubs including 66 appearances for Queen of the South, more than 100 in two spells with Morton and 42 with Blackpool.


South of Scotland League results

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Weekend results from the South of Scotland League:

Newton Stewart 4 v 1 Abbey Vale

Dumfries Ymca 1 v 8 Creetown

Threave Rovers 2 v 1 Lochmaben

Wigtown & Bladnoch 4 v 1 Upper Annandale

Cree Lodge Cup Semi Finals

Mid Annandale 1 v 4 Heston Rovers

St Cuthbert Wanderers 5 v 2 Edusport Academy

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